Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Rhode Island Quilt Retreat

I am back to report about my quilting retreat in Rhode Island which was two weeks ago. Time does fly! We left on Thursday evening because snow was predicted which gave us an extra evening to sew. Nothing wrong with that! This group has been going on retreat for almost 1o years now. It is lots of laughs, wine, food, fun and of course, sewing.

As I posted last time, I had high aspirations of working on three projects. But the reality is I only got to one project. However, it has been a UFO for -count 'em - SEVEN YEARS. The Underground RR top is done! This dates back to 2004. In fact, the teacher of the class was on retreat with us. Good thing cause I needed help with the pieced border!!

Oh, and I did work on my scarf with the self striping yarn. This is half done and I am in love with it! Right now it looks like a reallly loooonnng sock or a pretty striped snake. I have another skein to make a matching hat.

We also made this cute little snapbag as a fun class taught by Sara. She is one of the founding members of our guild and 82 years young. You may have seen this bag around blogland. It has cut pieces of a measuring tape in the top to open and close it.

Of course, we did some shopping. I spent under $100 for the weekend which compared to most was frugal. Here is a picture of a darling pattern I had to have. This is going to be a great spring project. I have to order the black and white fabric for the handles which really makes this pop!

Quilt til you wilt!!!


HandiGrammi said...

Love seeing your creations! And you might be interested in the wonderful posting today comparing quilting and the writing of a memoir or personal history at http://travelinoma.blogspot.com

YankeeQuilter said...

That is a fun basket quilt pattern...love being on retreats but need lots of rest afterward and never get nearly as much done as I think I will!

Debra Spincic said...

I really like your RR quilt. It looks like a serious amount of work. Good for you for getting it done (to this point).

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